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COCK ROBIN AND JENNY WREN.

Then came the Bride and Bridegroom;

Quite plainly was she dress’d, And blush'd so much, her cheeks were

As red as Robin's breast.

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But Robin cheer'd her up:

“My pretty Jen,” said he, “We're going to be married,

And happy we shall be."

The Goldfinch came on next,

To give away the Bride;
The Linnet, being Bride's-maid,

Walk'd by Jenny's side;

And as she was a-walking,

Said, “Upon my word,
I think that your Cock Robin

Is a very pretty bird!

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The Bullsinch walk'd by Robin,

And thus to him did say, “Pray mark, friend Robin Redbreast.

That Goldfinch dress’d so gay;

COCK RODIN AND JENNY WREN.

What though her gay apparel

Becomes her very well, Yet Jenny's modest dress and look

Must bear away the bell.”

The Blackbird and the Thrush,

And charming Nightingale, Whose sweet jug nightly echoes

Through every grove and dale;

The Sparrow and Tom Tit,

And many more were there: All came to see the wedding

Of Jenny Wren the fair.

“Oh, then,” says Parson Rook,

“Who gives this maid away?” “I do,” says the Goldfinch,

“And her fortune I will pay:

COCK ROBIN AND JENNY WREN.

Here's a bag of grain of many sorts,

And other things beside; Now happy be the Bridegroom,

And happy be the Bride”

“And will you have her, Robin,

To be your wedded wife?” “Yes, I will,” says Robin,

“And love her all my life.”

“And you will have him, Jenny,

Your husband now to be ?" “Yes, I will,” says Jenny,

“And love him heartily.”

Then on her finger fair

Cock Robin put the ring; “You married are,” says Parson Rook,

While the Lark aloud did sing:

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Happy be the Bridegroom,

And happy be the Bride ! And may not man, nor bird, nor beast, : This happy pair divide.”

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